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Reviewed 9 March 2020

Dined mid-week and my wife and I had an excellent meal, scallops, beef cheek croquettes, rib eye beef and panacotta with memorable tastes served by the manager with understated professionalism. Dined again on the Saturday and had a totally different experience - in part the...diners didn't appear to have any life, the service was functional, and our salmon while totally ok, lacked the flair of the previous evening.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

Ask for a window table for sunset views over the mountains. Be aware the restaurant closes relatively. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

We booked for the Halloween themed lunch for a family celebration. We had expected to be seated in the formal Hunters restaurant as we had been previously with the Mid Winter Christmas lunch. When we arrived we were ushered down to the informal smaller cafe....We were very disappointed that very little effort had gone into the “themed” lunch . There was no linen table setting , no table decorations , no Halloween treats as advertised. Only a couple of small lanterns above the bar. The floors under the tables were filthy and needed a good wash. The food was only average. This was so disappointing as in the past we have enjoyed numerous Sunday buffets here and it has been fabulous. This venue has such promise but standards have slipped badly. Only good thing this day was the stunning as always views and the attentive staff. Won’t be back in a hurry.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 28 September 2019

The food here was exceptionally disappointing. The pasta was store bought as was the sticky date pudding. This alone will do alot of harm to the overall experience by customers.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

I really love the food at this restaurant. It's 5 star but alas some of the other parts of our experience were less satisfactory. The service is friendly but there is a bit of a lack of attention to detail, such as forgetting butter when...asked for it. However my biggest grip is that on two seperate visits we have been overcharged for drinks. Once you could forgive but TWICE humm not so sure. But apart from that the food is wonderful just check your bill.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast here before leaving. On entering the restaurant some one was washing the whole floor. Breakfast was not bad. All day breakfast. Coffee was not bad. The place just needs a eye over it before opening in the morning. Windows was dirty. Cig buds...on the deck.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We loved our week at Terrace Downs - the spectacular surrounds and the comfortable accommodation. We self-catered for all but one night when I shouted the family a special dinner at the Hunters Restaurant. The restaurant is well fitted out and looks out across the...river to the mountains - gorgeous. The wait staff were pleasant and attentive. But the meals were very ordinary for the 5-star price tag. Two of the five in our group were given a variation on what they ordered - when they inquired, they were told the item was unavailable so had been replaced. That's fine but why no warning so we could make a choice? I ordered the prawn entre. The poor creatures on my plate were nothing like prawns - frozen/reheated shrimps with sauce out of a jar. The meat is definitely the highlight of the restaurant but the portions are huge and when I asked for a 'doggie bag' I was told that they weren't permitted. The vegetables were uninspiring leaving us all with a real feeling of disappointment. It was when I had to pay top city restaurant prices for a meal that didn't come close to the pub meal we had in nearby Methven that it really hurt.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Dined with friends whilst staying privately at the resort, and were extremely impressed by the cheerful disposition and help given by our waitress Pamela and waiter Ankit. We were positioned by the roaring fire on this chilly evening and enjoyed our meal immensely. I had...the Seared Scallop entree and followed up with the Venison medium rare, and was blown away by the tenderness and flavour. My friends had the Beef Fillet and Lamb Lion and were also raving at the quality and quantity of their dishes. Unfortunately we had no room for dessert but will be back.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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